Oct 2017 | 480pp
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Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format.
Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including
As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today’s libraries.
Reviews of the Third Edition
"A tool for library school students, new librarians, the public library reference desk, or anyone needing a general resource about providing information services and recommended tools of the trade … A well-written, readable work that is worth adding to a general ready-reference collection or a library student’s bookshelf."
— Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
"Library school students will benefit from reading the book cover-to-cover, and the most diligent of them will remember it as an important component of their education ... The book is an irreplaceable source that can be recommended as an essential item for any library’s professional collection."
— Collection Building